Includes the following:
1942: Two 8 by 10 inch black and white photographs depicting members of the 1942 Commission counting and weighing coins. Depicted are Mint Director Nellie Tayloe Ross, and members Ralph Smith, Joseph Moss, Mrs. Wayne Coy, Felix Blylan, Clarence Powers and Vernon Brown.
1961: Six black and white Polaroid photographs (mostly 3 by 4 inches, but varying somewhat) depicting members of the 1961 Commission examining ingots and counting coins. One photo (in nice condition) shows a young Chet Krause holding his Assay Commission medal. This year’s photographs are in worse condition that the rest, being printed on photographic paper with perforated margins and having some spotting and staining problems. Members serving included: Edward Wichers, Chester L. Krause, Floyd W. Shafer, August John Throm, Jack T. Conn, Randolph W. Nuckols, Albert Gallatin Myers, Sr., C.A. Seiple, John E. Power, Walter H. Woodson, Sr., Archie Kimbrough Davis, Kenneth Stanley Adams, Harry O. Nichols, Howell R. Hensley and John H. Morris, Jr.
1964: Eight 8 by 10 inch black and white photographs depicting members of the 1964 Commission and others, including: Mint Director Eva Adams, Assistant Director Frederick W. Tate, Philadelphia Mint Superintendent Michael Sura, Russell B. Robins, Rev. Noel F. Moholy, Pearl Mae Williams, Cab Atkins, Carl G. Taylor, Denver Mint Superintendent Fern Miller, R.S. Yeoman, and Margo Russell.
1966: Eight 8 by 10 inch and one 5 by 6 inch black and white photographs, depicting members of the 1966 Commission and others, including: Mint Director Eva Adams, Assistant Director Frederick W. Tate, Ken Bressett, Philip L. Budd, Marian C. Swaney, Hon. Thomas J. Clary, Irl C. Schoonover, Kathleen Boardman, Fred M. Downing, Frank M. Kruger, R. Henry Norweb, Jean Bradfield, Dorothy Tudor Atkins, William T. Louth, Robert J. Grazier, Denver Mint Superintendent Fern Miller and A.I Martin.
1968: Twelve 8 by 10 inch black and white photographs, depicting members of the 1968 Commission and others, including: Assistant Mint Director Frederick W. Tate, Assayer Paul J. Maguire, Comptroller of the Currency Hon. Will B. Camp, Curtis B. Mateer, Charles L. Ruby, Grace L. Downing, John Cain, Thomas Powers (administrative officer), Raymond H. Williamson, Robert E. Greenwood, Thomas B. Hungerford, Joseph P. Jordan, Arthur Sipe, Clare Lieberman, Marion Yeoman, Daniel H. Brown, William A. Pettit, Paul Maguire of the New York Assay Office, Val C. Morgensen, Sol Silverman (Mint employee) and Julian S. Marks.
1969: Thirteen 8 by 10 inch black and white photographs, depicting members of the 1969 Commission and others, including: Hon. Thomas J. Clary, William A. Jenkins, Voris King, Albert L. Baber, Harold B. Bareford, Adeline I. Bebee, Harmer B. Cole, Sr., Penelope Prewitt Cunningham, Kenneth R. Henderson, Charles R. Hoskins, Katherine Parker Mayo, Robert E. Medlar, James Roy Pennell, Jr., Roy G. Renderer, Eldo H. Stonecipher, James F. Towey, Samuel Witt, M. Wistar Wood, Theodore R. Young, Ray Byrne and Mint Director Eva Adams.
1971: Twelve 8 by 10 inch black and white photographs, depicting members of the 1971 Commission and others, including: Mint Director Mary Brooks, Assayer Paul J. Maguire, Comptroller of the Currency William B. Camp, Kathryn E. Eckhardt, John M. Huebner, Bryon F. Johnson, Jr., David J. Levitt, Thomas A. Malanowski, Paul J. McKinney, Suzanne Ellen Meyer, Robert M. Montgomery, Purnie E. Moore, Al C. Overton, Daniel C. Parker, Frank J. Russell, Henry M. Schachte, Bernice F. Stevenson, Frances K. Trees, Kermit Wagner, H.E. Almer and Mary G. Roebling.
1972: an extensive group of forty-three 8 by 10 inch and eight 5 by 8 (varied, some a bit smaller) black and white photographs, depicting members of the 1972 Commission and others, including: Mint Director Mary Brooks, Aubrey E. Austin, Jr., Davis H. Carr, Daniel J. Cryor, Robert Duphorne, Richard B. Dusterberg, Paul W. Eggers, George M. Halpern, Warren S. Henderson, Thomas M. Higgins, Jr., Lewellyn A. Jennings, Sol Kaplan, Thomas E. Klunzinger, Robert F. Kriz, Frank C.P. McGlinn, Frank S. Robinson, Maria Estella Perez Roser, Hirsh N. Schwartz, Sam Sparks, Samuel A. Whitworth, Louis Weiser, Napoleon C. Zbyszewski and various Mint employees and officials. Also depicted are equipment used, coin envelopes, and a short snorter signed by the group.
Most of the photographs are from newspaper services and bear their stamps on the backs; they are occasionally marked with marginal notes for resizing purposes when used in print. Overall condition is very good to fine, unless noted otherwise. Item #6664
An impressive and significant archive of over 100 Assay Commission photographs. Many of these derive from the Numismatic News / Krause Publications archives, though the provenance of some of them (the 1961 Polaroids, for instance) is unclear. The photos vary in nature from year to year. Some are formal portraits, frequently of the Mint Director and one or more Commissioners. Others show the Commission at work, usually at a conference table. What are arguably the best show the Commission members interacting with Mint personnel involved with the actual testing of the coins. The 1972 material—by far the most extensive group of photographs—provides an inside view of much of the proceedings, with photos of the coin envelopes, balances, weights and lab equipment supplementing the more typical photographs of the people involved. A great group of photos for anyone collecting Assay Commission medals or interested in numismatic history.